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I Believe All Olympic Athletes Should Compete In The Nude

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    My EP friends who are female

    and who were competitive gymnasts tell me that nude gymnastics competitions are a dumb idea. Ok. Nude diving still makes sense to me.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    Mar 1, 2014

    For Starters

    The corrupt, blasphemous, overly-commercialized insult to the Greek Spirit that is the modern Olympics needs incredible reform, but this is a good place to start. At the same time, we can re-instate the dress code for officials and spectators: enforced nudity (you could look it...
    NotThatOJ NotThatOJ
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2012

    Or, How About $1657 For This Nifty Number

    Except you have to provide your own shirt, socks, and underwear. Oh, and as you're probably hearing, it's all made in China. I'd show you the original Olympic equivalent but EP won't let me.  But, for the most part, it's all made in the USA!
    NotThatOJ NotThatOJ
    70+, M
    Jul 12, 2012

    Is It An Athletic Competition, Or A Tech Competition?

    Far too many sports are won by tech advantages, not by athletic competition. The swimmers all have those full body suits to reduce water friction.  The competition is among suit designers, not between athletes.  Shoe manufacturers design energy returning spring shoes, and its...
    DozerDan DozerDan
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jul 2, 2012

    A couple of years ago,

    I read a piece by a British lady journalist about a mixed nude swim meet. The focus of her story was that she ******** down and competed. I think that a nude swim meet would be great fun to participate in. Has anyone swum nude in a meet? I'd like to hear about it.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    Mar 20, 2014

    At Least Swimmers?

    Swimming should be done nude any time. Being in the "blocks" naked before a race would, I would think, be fun.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Aug 4, 2013

    Not An Athlete, But...

    I cannot claim to be an athlete, but I am knowledgeable about sports and have competed in many. At least as to individual sports, they are better naked. I have had the privilege to run races, throw shot, play mixed doubles tennis, and swim nude. Why would you ever do any of those...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    Apr 27, 2013

    Better For The Athletes?

    Not being remotely a world class athlete, I don't know; however, I would think that it would be preferrable to compete nude, at least in some sports. I welcome any thoughts on this, especially from athletes who have reached a higher level of competition than I did.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 2, 2012

    Cross-country

    Cross-country runners wear very little as it is. Wouldn't it make more sense to have cross-country runners run nude?
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2013
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